Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots echoed in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas officers were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to raise funds for the police officers and their loved ones. Dos Jefes, a Latin-Asian tapas restaurant, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the funds raised by the dinner and silent auction they put on were given to the fallen and injured officers and their families.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to help.
“I was out for my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo said. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for any person who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve our community.”
“When my friend called to ask if we would support this charitable event by merely attending, I wanted to do more than only attend, but give our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team collaborated with Lennox to auction off a new heating and cooling system with complimentary installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Below are a few pictures of the installation.
“I am both honored and appreciative for the possibility to have participated in such a incredible event,” Polendo said.
From your friends and family at Mountainwest Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas law enforcement community and for the family and friends of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.